SPH Brand Resources Website

Reshaping our brand into the future

All-School Brand Presentation, July 19, 2016


New SPH Website FAQ

On July 15, SPH launched a new website. Here are some some Frequently Asked Questions.

Web Updates & News Submissions

SPH Web & IT Contacts

Name Title Phone Email Can assist with:
 Web Team Updates to the website, large web requests (such as new pages or new web sections)
Jeff Johnson Info Tech Manager, Epidemiology 6-8855 Server-related inquiries
Andy Nguyen Info Tech Professional 6-1998 Computer setup & troubleshooting, shared drives, etc.

SPH Computer Lab (Mayo C381): For reservations, email OASR, For technical support, contact Pete Oberg, 612-626-0200.

SPH Portable Computer Lab: For reservations and technical support, contact Andy Nguyen, 612-626-1998.

SPH Computer Purchasing Policies: Description of the SPH Dean’s Office computer purchase policies.

For SPH Website Contributors

SPH Style Guide: Provides guidance on style for grammar, spelling, and writing. (This is a working document. For suggestions or questions, email Sarah Howard,

Website Best Practices & SPH Web Style: Includes best practices around PDFs, images, and links, as well as SPH-specific web guidelines.

Blog Best Practices: If you contribute to an SPH blog, use this guide to follow best practices and consistent posts.

How To for Web Contributors: Instructions for updating the website, including picture sizing and editing content.

How to Update Curriculum SheetsRead instructions for SPH degree and major coordinators on how to update curriculum sheets using the templates and Google Drive.


SPHere is the weekly e-newsletter sent to faculty, staff, and students in the School of Public Health. The newsletter is sent at 7 a.m. on Mondays to an automated list of faculty, staff, and students. If you are currently not receiving SPHere but want to be added to the list, email

Two versions of SPHere are published every week: one for faculty/staff and another for students.

Content includes human resources information, student opportunities, news, courses, events, and other pertinent information.

Submit items to SPHere using this form by the end of the day Tuesday for publication in the following week’s newsletter. You will be notified that your item was received and when it will be appearing.

Contact the SPHere editor at

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions may be edited for length, style, tone, and consistency at the discretion of the editor.
  • Brevity is key. SPHere blurbs are, on average, about 30 words and rarely longer than 50 words.
  • Items should have a link for more information.
  • Entries are included once by default.
    • Items can be repeated up to three times, but only if requested.
    • News items that appear under student opportunities (such as scholarships, conference opportunities, etc) will be repeated until the submission deadline passes.
  • Photos will be used at the discretion of the editor.
  • Information not relevant to the SPH community will not be included.

Event Guidelines

  • A link to the SPH events calendar is always included in SPHere. Use this form to submit an event to the calendar.
  • Events will be listed in the calendar until the event passes.
  • Only events in the coming month (meaning the following 4 weeks) are included in the calendar.
  • The calendar includes two sections: SPH Events and Community Events. SPH Events are events hosted by the School of Public Health. Community Events are events happening within the community (including in SPH centers) that may be of interest for SPH faculty, staff, and students. If SPH faculty are speaking at a community event, that may be noted depending on space.
  • Events should have a live link for more information and registration (if applicable). “Save the date” information will not be included in the Events section.
  • Event feature blurbs will only include SPH events and will not be repeated, unless there is significant justification to do so.
  • Division seminars will only be included the week-of, not in the month-out portion of the calendar.


Learning & Research Tools

Office of E-Learning ServicesELS provides full support for faculty developing online courses for the MPH core and online programs and certificates; consultations for faculty developing hybrid courses, experimenting with technology or pedagogy, and special projects; resources and support for students taking SPH online courses; and resources for faculty and TAs teaching or supporting SPH courses.

eduroam: This secure, worldwide roaming access service is available to UMN researchers, staff and students on the Twin Cities, Morris and Rochester campuses. The UMN has signed a three-year, systemwide contract with Lynda. Faculty, staff and students can now log in to access this online software training resource.

Moodle: Using this open source course management system, instructors can create course websites that include text, multimedia and more.

Multimedia Stock Resources

University Resources

Poster Printing